Student Sexual Assault: Weathering the Perfect Storm

Risk Research Bulletin | December 2011 | 0 Comments  Average 5 out of 5

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There are many things to consider in a student sexual assault case to ensure that the parties involved receive fair treatment under your institution’s policies. This UE analysis explores real-life sexual assault cases and examines ways your school can support affected students and ensure a timely resolution of allegation. Suggestions include:

  • Coordinate with police to ensure an understanding of who handles sexual assault cases
  • Consider the role lawyers should play in an institutional hearing
  • Provide both the accuser and accused with an institutional liaison
  • Set and enforce hearing standards that are equal for both parties
  • Develop standards for communication about sexual assault

Read UE’s report on student sexual assault to learn more.


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